Free Press Journal
  • Multiplicity of GST rates is a challenge: Ex-RBI official

    New Delhi: Former RBI Deputy Governor Rakesh Mohan on Wednesday said the GST rollout was a colossal task achieved after over a decade but the multiplicity of rates still remained a challenge.

  • Arjuna Ranatunga urges ICC to probe Sri Lanka Cricket chief

    Colombo: Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka’s string of humiliating defeats on the country’s cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council.

  • ‘Hindu-Muslim unity made Quit India Movement successful’

    New Delhi: The Quit India Movement never saw any riot as Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru had sought unity among the Hindus and Muslims, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Wednesday.

  • Maratha Kranti Morcha: Mumbai traffic guide

    The Maratha community has taken out its biggest-ever protest rally in Mumbai today. The rally has started from Jijamata Udyan in Byculla at 11 am and will conclude at Azad Maidan near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus by 5 pm. The use of drones, CCTVs, technical surveillance and 7,000 police personnel have been assigned to avoid traffic chaos and ensure that the protest doesn’t lead to any law and order problem. In order to ensure a

  • Silent Noise! Maratha Kranti Morcha takes Twitter by storm

    Mumbai is engulfed by a ‘Maratha storm’ as lakhs of the politically strong community embark on their first, biggest and final mammoth ‘mook Morcha (Silent procession) to demand reservations in jobs and education.

  • Check out: Golmaal Again cast shoots title track of the film in Hyderabad

    Rohit Shetty’s most anticipated film Golmaal Again has made way to Hyderabad for the shoot of its title track. The entire cast of Golmaal Again including Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Tabu and director Rohit Shetty flew to Hyderabad last week for the shoot.

  • Quit India Movement: All you need to know in 10 points

    The Quit India Movement also known as India August Movement or Bharat Chodo Andolan was launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) by Mahatma Gandhi on August 8, 1948. The protest was initiated to demand an end to the British rule in India. Since the movement was held in August it is also known as August Kranti or August Movement. The movement was started on August 9,

  • Breaking News: Toilet – Ek Prem Katha ordered 8 verbal cuts, pulled up for obscenity

    Even if you are making a film about ‘Swach Bharat’ you can still be pulled up for flinging forth some frothy filth. So Akshay Kumar has discovered. His much vaunted, BJP-approved Toilet Ek Prem Katha has been ordered as many as 8 verbal cuts before being certified with a ‘UA’ certificate.

  • Mumbai: Major telephone exchange racket busted by crime branch

    Mumbai: In a major breakthrough for the Mumbai crime branch, an illegal telephone exchange racket has been busted. A racket operated in the Trombay-Govandi area. Five persons have been arrested in two separate bids to solve the case. The accused were allegedly operating a company Dial to India, which processed internet calls originating from the gulf countries and converted them into normal phone calls. According to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), these illegal operations

  • Kangana Ranaut: Have to fight for everything in life

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut said maybe it is her destiny that she has to fight hard to get everything in life but she has made peace with it. The actress, who launched the trailer of her next, “Simran” last evening, said she often wondered about her journey in Bollywood.

  • Para-athlete who slept on train floor to get top NCPEDP-MUDA award

    Mumbai: Acclaimed para-athlete Suvarna Raj — who made headlines in June after she was forced to sleep on the floor of a long-distance train — has been selected for the prestigious NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award for 2017, an official said here on Wednesday. Suvarna, 34, hailing from Nagpur and settled in New Delhi after marriage, is an internationally renowned table-tennis player though she was afflicted by polio when she was only two

  • Oh Lord! BMC yet to begin approval process for Ganpati pandals

    It’s just 15 days for Ganesh Chaturthi, and the BMC is yet to start single-window clearance system for granting civic permission for setting up pandals. Ganpati Mandals in the city has already started feeling the heat as the BMC now is delaying the process of granting the permission.

  • Paris Attack: Car rams into soldiers, 6 injured

    Paris: French police launched a manhunt today after a car rammed into soldiers near their barracks outside Paris, injuring six people, two of them seriously. Police were scrambling to track down the vehicle, which took off after the incident described by local mayor Patrick Balkany as “without a doubt a deliberate act”.

  • I should not talk about politics in this responsibility: Venkaiah Naidu

    Hyderabad: Vice President-elect M VenkaiahHyderabad, Aug 9 (PTI) Vice President-elect M VenkaiahNaidu today said he should not talk about politics in his new responsibility, but that does not mean he should not raise issues concerning the people. Naidu also said that he was studying how his predecessors and towering figures like S Radhakrishnan and Zakir Hussainfunctioned in the office of the vice president.

  • Democracy under attack by communal, repressive forces: Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday expressed concern over attacks on democracy by the “communal and repressive forces” in the country. “When we are celebrating 75 years of the Quit India Movement, there are doubts among people whether fear is overshadowing the sense of freedom; whether attempts are being made to destroy the democratic structure, also freedom of speech, equality and social justice,” Gandhi said in the Lok Sabha during the special